Program Options

The Master's and Graduate Diploma programs provide a thorough understanding of the co-operative business model and build exceptional management skills.

Each of the programs will immerse co-op practitioners in the values and principles of co-operation, propelling them to exceptional growth in their careers. Our curriculum explores:

  • the origins and evolution of co-operatives
  • global economy and society
  • the enterprise model
  • strategy and innovation
  • governance and participation
  • accounting and finance
  • marketing
  • organizational behaviour and leadership 
  • digital transformation and communication

For specific course information, click here.

Master of Management, Co-operatives and Credit Unions: 3 Years, Part-time, Online

  • Take part in combined orientation (virtual, August 8-12, 12-3 ADT) with the Graduate Diploma students and begin to build relationships with your colleagues and the faculty
  • Study part-time while working in the co-operative sector and immediately apply your learning
  • Use your co-operative as a case study throughout the program so you can integrate new knowledge as well as add value to your co-operative
  • Experience co-operation at work with a 10-day study tour to Italy or Spain
  • Complete a research project tailored to your specific interests

Graduate Diploma in Co-operative Management: 16 months, Part-time, Online

  • Take part in combined orientation (virtual, August 8-12, 12-3 ADT) with the Master's students and begin to build relationships with your colleagues and the faculty
  • Join a combined cohort with our Master’s students
  • Take foundational courses in a variety of management disciplines
  • Study part-time while working in the co-operative sector and immediately apply your learning
  • Use your co-operative as a case study throughout the program so you can integrate new knowledge as well as add value to your co-operative
  • Complete this course-based degree program without having to do a final research project
  • Apply credits earned in your Graduate Diploma towards the Master’s degree if you choose to continue your studies

A shorter option

We have 3 programs that can be stepping stones to each other. For example, our Certificate in Co-operative Management (professional certification, 10 months, part-time, online) is a professional development program comprised of 5 courses (6 weeks each) of the degree programs. If you go onto the larger programs, you will be given advanced standing in those courses.